Thursday, November 6, 2008

Let Yourself Go

And now back to non-political topics. We went back to the museums because the lines were way too long to get into the Lenbach House and Kandinsky exhibit during the Long Night of the Museums. And I have to say that of the 12 museums we’ve seen in Munich, this is by far the best exhibit we’ve come across. A single admission gets you into both Lenbach and the special Kandinsky show which is in, of all places, the entry of the Konigsplatz U-bahn station. It seemed like a strange venue (as commuters get a glance as they walk into the station), until you walked into the door and the 90 or so prints of Kandinsky that chronicled his life were quite amazing. I’m a fan of his early work which often looks like it could have been pulled from an amazing children’s book with its bold colors, but it’s fun to see the progression. It’s also fun to see the camaraderie he had with fellow Blue Rider artists - Gabriele Münter, Paul Klee, August Macke, and others. This picture, of course, is not a Kandinsky, but I figured since I showed him twice before, I would choose another provocative image from the Lenbach House.

2 comments:

JM said...

Amazing work! Love it!

Jackie said...

That's a great image - really fun!

My husband and I went to a Kandinsky exhibition on our first date :) It was amazing, though after 2 hours I was a bit Kandinsky-d out!